Many believers think the commandments and our efforts to keep them would make us better people. Biblical truth is: Of course the commandments are sacred (they come from our holy God), but they do not make us holy. On the contrary. Sin draws its power from the commandments: “…the power of sin is the law” (1 Corinthians 15:56; NIV)
The purpose of the commandments is to know how quickly and easily we sin and that we need Jesus as our Savior if we do not want to end up in hell.
We are not taught by the commandments, but in the righteousness Jesus gives us:“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” – 2 Timothy 3:16-17; NIV)
- Use God’s grace against fear, doubt, guilt and sinful habits
- State of grace. Reconciled with God forever. 2 Things Critics don’t understand
The commandments do not save us
Most stumble to hell because they cannot accept the mercy of Jesus or try to water down. These “Christians” ignore the biblically based truth: “For no one can ever be made right with God by doing what the law commands. The law simply shows us how sinful we are.” (Romans 3:20; NLT)